Boards

  • Why we need more women in the boardroom

    It will come as no surprise to learn there is a lack of women in the world’s boardrooms; which means that there is a complete lack of diversity and businesses are not serving their customers in the best way...

  • Women in tech leadership: the case against quotas

    Almost exactly a year ago, this blog featured a piece highlighting a lack of gender balance in board rooms across many of the top Fortune 500 companies. At the core of that article was an infographic that neatly illustrated...

  • Leverage off the quota system: become the token female

    Leverage off the quota system: become the token female

    There is a divide in the businesswomen’s community on whether or not there should be a quota system in place for recruiting women to executive levels and boards. Some claim it is the only way women will achieve equal...

  • 5 things you need to know to be on a board of directors

    Being a board director can be a very rewarding role to take on – both for your professional career and personal life.  Whether you’ve made the decision to join a board, or are just considering it, I’ve put together...

  • When you invite another woman onto a board and she throws you under the bus

    When you invite another woman onto a board and she throws you under the bus

    I have a rule that if I am approached for a board position in which I am interested, I also recommend another woman or women for that board. This is the only way we, as women, are going to...

  • How to go from maternity leave straight to the boardroom

    It is common for women who have left the workforce to have a family to find it hard to return, especially if they’ve taken a few years off from traditional corporate employment. This difficulty can shake your confidence and...

  • 3 tips to make a lasting impression in the boardroom

    With gender diversity lacking in senior management, it can be daunting for women to speak out with confidence and profile themselves. All too often, women feel that they need to create a false exterior or “act like a man”...

  • Foundation keeps a sister’s memory alive

    After losing a loved one it, we all have different ways of keeping their memory alive. For 22-year-old Kate Fitzsimons, losing her older sister Nicole spurred her to establish a foundation that would fund activities that had been dear...

  • 30% female board a ‘doable’ target: Coca-Cola Amatil CEO

    The head of beverage and food processing giant Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA), Alison Watkins, says a target of having 30% female membership of boards is not only desirable but doable. And she has proved it by hitting the female board...